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Hushabye Nursery Raises $100,000 at “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” Event
By Lindsay Hansen - Tuesday Nov 07, 2023
On Saturday, October 21, 2023, more than 150 supporters gathered at Dominick’s Steakhouse in Scottsdale, located at 15169 N. Scottsdale Road, for an elegant cocktail party under the stars all in support of Hushabye Nursery and babies most impacted by the opioid crisis. The fundraiser generated $100,000 to be used to help babies suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

In 2017, Hushabye Nursery opened its 12-bed residential detoxification nursery in Phoenix for newborns painfully withdrawing from opioids they were exposed to in the womb and their families struggling with opioid use disorder. It is the first-of-its-kind NAS nursery in the US to provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based NAS care with wraparound family support services and provides a safe and inclusive space for mothers, family members and babies.

"Hushabye is exceeding existing models of care in improved health outcomes, cost efficiencies, and social determinants of health including less use of pharmacological treatments such as Morphine, shorter lengths of stay, less expensive care costs, and increased family reunification, " said Tara Sundem, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hushabye Nursery. "Infants are cared for in a quiet, loving, therapeutic environment while they recover from intense withdrawal symptoms. To date, we've served over 650 babies! These funds will help us serve more families in need. We are so grateful for the community's support."

Event Sponsors included: Catalytic Health Partners, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement, and Copa Health.

Hushabye Nursery is also committed to providing families with the support they need to successfully navigate the road of recovery. To learn more or how to get involved, please visit: